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Energy Chews

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 92 reviews

Quick Tip: Substitute four Chews for one Gel to mix up your nutrition plan

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Energy Chews

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 92 reviews

Tasty Chewable Energy for Athletes

To avoid bonking while exercising, you need a portable source of easily digestible carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. GU Energy Chews pack energy-dense calories to meet the demands of all types of activity and contain carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways that can help maximize absorption, increase carbohydrate utilization, and diminish stomach distress, for energy that kicks in quickly and stays with you. Available in two different packets and sizes to give you more fueling options while you're on the move.Jump to full details

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The GU You Can Chew

GU Energy Chews are crafted to supply both energy and key nutrients like electrolytes and amino acids to keep you feeling strong and energized. Delicious, mouthwatering flavors help you stick to your nutrition plan, so you can keep going. Energy Chews have similar nutrients per serving to the original GU Energy Gels, delivering the energy you need in chewable, bite-sized pieces.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways that can help maximize absorption, increase carbohydrate utilization, and diminish stomach distress, for energy that kicks in quickly and stays with you
  • Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat that aids in hydration by maintaining fluid balance
  • Branched-chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Valine, and L-Isoleucine) which may reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage while jump-starting recovery

May reduce mental fatigue and help decrease muscle damage during exercise Delivers ready-to-use energy for athletes and can delay bonking by sparing glycogen stores *Helps enhance performance by increasing focus and concentration while training or racing

* Some flavors with caffeine, some flavors without added caffeine

FAQs

While the consistency of an Energy Gel is designed to be absorbed as efficiently as possible, we’ve created GU Energy Chews just in case you want to sink your teeth into something else. Chews contain all the benefits of GU Energy Gel, just in a chewable form.

Strawberry has 20mg of caffeine per serving, while Blueberry Pomegranate, Orange, and Watermelon are caffeine free.

GU Energy Chews have a perforated strip at the top that allows you to squeeze out one Chew at a time. Remember, half the pack equals one serving. In a sleeve that's four Chews per serving, and in a bag that's eight Chews per serving.

A packet of Chews has two servings, so we recommend eating one serving every 45 minutes. That said, everyone is different, and we encourage you to experiment with what works best for you. Remember to hydrate along the way!

Since Chews are semi-solid it will take a little longer for your body to feel the effects than an Energy Gel. It also depends on what you’ve eaten before and on the contents of your digestive tract. On an empty stomach, the nutritional benefit of Chews can hit your bloodstream in as little as 10-15 minutes.

Chews are safe for children to eat, but remember that the Strawberry flavor contains caffeine.

Yes, Chews are gluten-free and and vegan-friendly!

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0 - 1 Hour 1 - 2 Hours 2 - 3 Hours 3 - 4 Hours 4 - 5 Hours

0 - 1 Hour of effort

When you're exercising for an hour or less, it's important to start your workout well hydrated and energized. Eat one serving of Energy Chews (four pieces) five-minutes before you start to top off your energy stores. It's best to hydrate in the hours before you start, not right before you start. 

  • 1

  • 16oz

1 - 2 Hours of effort

When exercising for more than an hour, it's important to refuel along the way.  Eat one serving of Energy Chews (four pieces) five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Hydrate with 32 oz of water to help your body process your foods and keep your muscles fueled.

  • 3

  • 32oz

2 - 3 Hours of effort

If fueling exclusively with Energy Chews, eat one serving (four pieces) five-minutes before and every 45 minutes along the way. Consider using Energy Chews to mix up your nutrition plan and incorporate them with Energy Gels or ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix.  Add electrolytes with Hydration Drink Tabs or ROCTANE Electrolyte Capsules. Aim to drink 48 oz if you're out for three hours.

  • 4

  • 48oz

3 - 4 Hours of effort

For long efforts, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (four pieces) of Energy Chews five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 5

  • 64oz

4 - 5 Hours of effort

When you're exercising for five hours or more, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (four pieces) of Energy Chews five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 7

  • 80oz

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average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 92 reviews
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Reviewed by Jay B.
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Watermelon Chews

If you operate/compete/train in extreme heat you’ll want to carry these with you. It’s difficult to find edible electrolytes that hold up to extreme heat but these chews do.

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Reviewed by David G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Thank you SO MUCH for bringing back the 8 piece sleeves of GU Chews!

I am an ultrarunner and Search and Rescue volunteer. I use a lot of calories in some weird and challenging environments. I have been a hard core GU Chews 8 piece sleeves user and advocate for a number of years. Whenever I need calories, they are my 'go to' energy source.

I recently bought some of the new GU 16 piece chew packets, and they are NASTY. These new chews are too sweet, and contain too few calories per chew (you need to eat 8 to get 10 fewer calories than you get from 4 chews of the older 8 piece sleeves. When you are 16 hours into a run, the last thing you want to do is fish out, count and eat 8 chews to get 90 calories. And the packaging... there is too much packaging per packet, the unopened package is too big ( they take up much space in your pack or shorts) and the larger amount of packaging left after consuming creates too much junk to carry around on long expeditions.

I feared that you would discontinue the 8 piece sleeves and replace them with these new GU Chew 16 piece packets, which, frankly, should sit with the same consumer that uses cheap candy as a calorie source. Sorry for being so blunt, but those 16 piece packets are NOT up to the GU's brand standard for delivering energy when you need it most.

So again, thank you for bringing the 8 piece sleeves back!

David

Petaluma, CA

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Reviewed by Ashley B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Little gems of goodness

I struggle with Low sodium and need the consent supply of salt and caffeine. Being a wildland firefighter it’s hard to find proper nutrition these are perfect packable no mess gummies.

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Reviewed by Tiffany
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Nice flavor

The flavor is nice and subtle!

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Reviewed by Eric R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect!

Part of my go to training & racing protocol. Highly recommend. I prefer the mixed boxes because flavors I might not normally choose end up being my new favorite.

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